Joanna Baker, Head of Collection Management, leads a tour of permanent collection works by pioneer of abstraction Wassily Kandinsky, including a rare sand painting from the artist’s Paris period.
Free. Reservation not required.
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the late 1960s and early 1970s and features a cadre of renegade artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desert of the American southwest.The film includes rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre. As the film makes clear, in making works that can never be possessed as an object in a gallery, these troublemakers stand in marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art world of today.
6:30 pm: Doors
7 pm: Screening
Joanna Baker, Head of Collection Management, discusses The Kreeger Museum’s 1942 work by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam and the ways he bridged European and Latin American modern art.
Free. Reservation not required.
Tickets: $25 general / $20 members
Now in its second decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.
This performance will feature jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs, one of the most diversely prolific and acclaimed artists working in music today. Childs' canon of original compositions and arrangements has garnered him the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), fourteen Grammy nominations, and four Grammy awards.
Mozart: Quartet in D minor, K. 421
Tickets: $40 general / $30 members
*This program is now sold out.*
Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm
The intimate relationships between voice and piano, poetry and music will be featured in repertoire inspired by the Museum collection, illuminating the connections between creative artists across different genres. The Director of the DCYAP, Robert Ainsley, will introduce and accompany the program.
This program is generously funded by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists (2017–18)
Studio Visit: Frank Hallam Day
Frank Hallam Day, Red Milk CartonTour the Washington, DC, studio of fine art photographer Frank Hallam Day. Day’s work can be found in numerous museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the State Museum of Berlin, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. His artistic interests revolve around themes of culture, history, and humanity’s footprint on the natural world. His work was included in the 2017 exhibition RE-VISION at The Kreeger Museum.
Tickets: $10 general / free for members
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the 'Hoods unites DC in a citywide partnership and takes place in 21+ neighborhoods, presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists.
Admission: Free. Click here to register (encouraged but not required).
This event will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Please plan accordingly.